For the month of April, the Beer of the Month is bestowed upon Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing’s People’s Porter. It seems appropriate with Earth Day having recently come and went, that an organic brewery should get the nod this month. People’s Porter isn’t their most popular beer, but it’s my favorite of their regular line-up.
And maybe because it’s got coffee in it. Lots of coffee. There’s plenty of coffee aroma with this brew, with the coffee flavor a strong, but not dominant, component in the beer’s highly roasted malt flavor profile, which gives way to a slightly grassy and herbal finish.
People’s Porter is a great accompaniment for reading revolutionaries. (The book in the picture next to the beer is The Communist Manefesto, but you probably can’t read that. I don’t know what’s worse, my photography skills, or my heavy handed symbolism.)